I attend and have joined a small church, Cardinal Hill Baptist Church in Louisville, KY.
My way of giving to my church? I prayed for that leading quite a while.
To be active in a church setting, I feel the giving of yourself has to be something you totally enjoy.
My talents that God has given me consists of writing, art (painting and drawing) and hospitality… In the sense of decorating, organizing events, welcoming visitors.
I love having company in my home.
My writings stem from the loss of my husband of 49 years this last April 29, 2018.
and my way of finding Peace again.
I am hoping you enjoy my writings from a member’s perspective.
by, Marilyn Griffin
When I was in Elementary School we could still read from the Bible and say the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag.
I was not taken to church but, I could go freely with my friends.
I was asked one day as was typical in our classroom to read a verse from the Bible.
I was almost petrified to do so, being a shy little girl.
But, even then, the Lord was leading me to become a child of His.
I opened the Bible and this verse was presented to me.
English Standard Version
But He answered…
“It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”
Did I understand the meaning…
but, I certainly do now…
Because the words God left with us to help guide and teach us lead only to the best for us.
I have accepted His word for Truth…
but, it took me over 25 years to do so.
I was already married with two small sons.
I have my husband to thank for this.
He talked of God as his best friend and my husband’s mannerisms’ attested to his goodness and love for all.
I knew when God called me.
I remember the moment, what I heard Him say and where.
Yes, I heard His still quiet, calming voice say, “Give her time”…
I took that to mean, time to get up, grasp what was happening and make my way to the alter of a church we had been attending.
When this happens, it is something you never forget…
but, it’s just the beginning of a learning process… orchestrated by Jesus…
and I knew then, “Who I Was!”
A child of a Heavenly Father
Abiding in HIM, living in a family of Believers
Looking forward to HIs return and the life He was giving me
Confidence, to tell others of what Jesus did for me
No shame. Happy to be a part of such amazing grace.
I read and read the Bible at this point, awed by the beauty and wisdom in black and white lettering accented in red with the words of the Christ who awakened me into such delight.
First John 2:28
First John 3
Romans 6:20, 5:8, 5:6
to be continued…